Celebrated Name: Awkwafina
Real Name/Full Name: Nora Lum
Gender: Female
Age: 36 years old
Birth Date: 2 June 1988
Birth Place: New York,
Nationality: American
Height: 1.55 m
Weight: 55 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Awkwafina Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Actress, Rapper, Comedian, Writer, and Producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Nora Lum or better known by her stage name Awkwafina is an American actress, rapper, and comedian. She became famous form her roles in comedy movies like ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Jumanji-The next level,’ ‘Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising’, and ‘Ocean’s 8. She featured in the very famous rap song on Youtube named ‘My Vag,’ which went viral and also co-hosted MTV show Girl Code Live in which she featured a year ago.

Maybe you know about Awkwafina very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Awkwafina’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Nora was born on 2 June 1988 in Stony Brook, New York. Her father is Chinese, and her mother was South Korean, whom she lost at an early age of four due to pulmonary hypertension. Nora was raised by her father and paternal grandparents in Forest Hills, Queens. She went to LaGuardia High School, where she gained her early education and trained in classical music and Jazz.

Nora went to the State University of New York to study journalism and later went to Beijing Language and Culture University in China to study Mandarin. She worked as an intern for various newspaper publications.

Personal Life

Nora Lum currently lives in New York. She is single, unmarried and doesn’t have any siblings. She is an avid reader, and her favorite writers are Charles Bukowski, Anais Nin, Joan Didion, and Chet Baker. Apart from that, she loves listening to music, singing, and travelling and has written a book on travelling titled Awkwafina’s NYC.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2 June 1988, Awkwafina is 36 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. Her height is 1.55m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Awkwafina had a keen interest in rapping since she was a teenager. In 2012 she featured on Youtube with her rap song ‘My Vag,’ which went viral. Later on, she released her album named ‘Yellow Rangers, ‘ which consisted of 11 tracks, including ‘Queef’ and ‘Yellow Rangers.’ In 2016 she profiled in the documentary ‘Bad Rap’ and also worked with comedian Margaret Cho on the song ‘Green Tea.’

Awkwafina started her acting career with the comedy movie ‘Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising’ as a supporting character and went on becoming one of the lead actors in the movie Ocean’s 8. She co-starred in the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ in 2018 for which she received many nominations and did ‘Jumanji: The next level’ in 2019. She won the 2020 Golden Globe Award for the best actress in the lead role for the movie ‘The Farewell,’ becoming the first Asian decent woman to win Golden Globe Award in a lead role.

Apart from performing in movies, she has also given her voice in animated movies like ‘Storks’ and ‘Angry Birds 2’.

Awards & Achievement

Awkwafina has received many nominations and awards in her career. Few of them are mention below: –

  • In 2020 she won the Golden Globe Award for the best actress in a lead role for the movie ‘The Farewell.’
  • In 2019 she nominated for Screen Actor Guild Awards in the category Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’
  • She won the Dorian Award in the category Rising Star of the year in 2019.
  • She also won Golden Derby Award in 2020 in the category of best actress in a lead role for the movie ‘The Farewell.’

Net Worth & Salary of Awkwafina in 2024

Awkwafina Net Worth
Awkwafina Net Worth

As of June 2024, Awkwafina has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Born in a middle-class family, Awkwafina believes in simple living and lives in a cheap apartment in New York City. Her majority of income comes from the mega-budget movies in which she has performed like ‘Jumanji- The next level,’ ‘Ocean’s 8’, and ‘The Crazy Rich Asians.’

Awkwafina is a very successful actress she won the Golden Globe Award in 2020 for the movie ‘The Farewell.’ She also appeared in tv-series ‘Girls Code Live,’ which she co-hosted in 2014. She hosted the talk show named ‘Tawk,’ a short-term web series for the digital production company.

Awkwafina is a fun-loving and cheerful person in real life. Her bubbly nature and carefree attitude can be seen by the kind of roles she performs on-screen and her rap videos like ‘My Vag’ on Youtube.

At the age of 4, she lost her mother and got very close to her paternal grandmother, whom she considers as her role model. According to her, Awkwafina is an alter-ego of Nora Lum. Where Nora Lum is a serious and professional woman, Awkwafina is childish, funny, and does anything to makes people laugh around her.



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